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Who we are

Faculty and Language Instructors

Our forty core and ten emeritus faculty members possess one of the world's greatest concentrations of expertise on South Asia.

SAP faculty and language instructors offer classes in Sinhala, Bengali, Nepali, Urdu, Hindi, Pali, Persian/Farsi, Punjabi, Sankrit, Tamil, and Tibetan.

Visiting Scholars

The SAP Fellowship Program invites South Asia scholars, writers, and artists to collaborate with Cornell faculty and students on South Asia Program activities.

Graduate Students

Students who minor in South Asian Studies work across the university in more than 25 disciplines, from Anthropology and Art History to Government and Economics.

2017-2018 FLAS Fellows

SAP awards Foreign Lanuage and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships to outstanding students pursuing South Asia lanuage and area studies. These highly competitive four-year grants are allocated to SAP from the U.S. Department of Education, in recognition of our world-class language and area study program.


SAP staff have years of combined experience working in the field, and they play an active role in enhancing the world's knowledge about South Asia.

Office Location

170 Uris Hall, Cornell Universty

Ithaca, New York 14853-7601


Phone: 607-255-8493

Fax: 607-254-5000

Office hours are from 8:30am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.